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News – NZGDA

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Ballots for the 2019/2020 NZGDA Board Elections have now been mailed out to all current NZGDA members. Voting will close on Tuesday 5th November at 4PM, and results will be announced at the NZGDA Annual General Meeting. The 2019 AGM will be held at the beginning of the November Game Devs of Wellington meetup, on […]

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NZGDC19 is done!

19th September 2019

In early September a very successful New Zealand Game Developers Conference was held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. “I think #NZGDC19 solidified itself as the conference in ANZ to be at.” – Joshua Boggs, Creative Director & CEO (Studio Mayday) Thank you so much to all of our attendees, […]

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The New Zealand Game Developers Association is offering assistance for four New Zealand based game developers to attend Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) in Melbourne, Australia this October 7 – 9. GCAP is an annual community-based game development conference held in Melbourne, as part of Melbourne International Games Week. For the first time since returning […]

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NZGDA 2019/2020 Elections

6th September 2019

Are you a community minded game developer who wants to grow New Zealand’s game development sector? Then consider standing for the New Zealand Game Developers Association Board! Important dates Tue 22 October 2019 – Deadline for candidates to submit their statements Fri 25 October 2019 – Candidate statements published on NZGDA.com and online ballots emailed […]

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A new report has found interactive media is a $143 million industry and is one of the fastest growing parts of New Zealand’s digital economy. Interactive Aotearoa – Driving growth and wellbeing through interactive media was prepared by the New Zealand Game Developers Association with support from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and […]

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The Government has announced that it will develop a Creative Industries plan in 2020. This is particularly exciting for New Zealand’s gaming industry. Despite being the fastest-growing industry in New Zealand (39% annual growth each year for the last six years), game development has previously fallen into a gap between hi-tech policy and arts and […]

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Entries for the New Zealand Game Developers Association startup programme for interactive games businesses, the Kiwi Game Starter, are now open! Potential entrants should prepare their playable prototypes and business/marketing plans for submission via the submission form. The deadline for submissions is 5PM Monday, Aug 5th. New bigger prizes! Thanks to our kind sponsors, the […]

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The Government has announced a law change is on the way for contractors working in New Zealand’s screen sector – including game developers. The law change is intended the strengthen contractor’s employment rights while still making New Zealand an attractive place for screen productions, including games. The changes follow a consultation process with a screen […]

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More than 30 New Zealand screen, music and interactive media creators – including the NZ Game Developers Association – have submitted a joint position paper to the Government’s review of the Copyright Act.  The group represents New Zealand film makers, television producers, broadcasters and home entertainment distributors, songwriters, composers, recording artists and music companies, production […]

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The NZGDA has new branding, and a new website! We hope the site’s overhaul will make it easier and more pleasant for everyone to share and find NZ game development related news, events and jobs.

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It’s that time of year again! The NZGDA’s Annual General Meeting will be held at to 6pm on 11 September 2018 at Victoria University School of Design (139 Vivian St. – Wellington).

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Are you a community minded game developer who wants to grow New Zealand’s game development sector? Then consider standing for the New Zealand Game Developers Association 2018 Board!

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Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran welcomes the results of an independent survey released today that shows New Zealand’s game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year.

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